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They Went to the Synagogue

One of the things I have pondered since I have been housebound is what happened on the last night of a meeting that was held in Ft. Pierce, Florida in 1986. In the audience of about forty were two Baptist preachers along with the local brethren, a few Christians from other congregations and various interested persons. The two Baptists had been there every night except Wednesday. On the last night, after things were concluded, the preacher told me that he…

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God’s Word

God's Word is not a mascot, a thing which brings good luck by its mere presence. It is of no value to have a copy of it in the house, or in one's pocket, if it is not read. When we read it, understand it, and give all diligence to walk according to its teaching, it benefits us indeed. So the chief duty of every Christian, in as far as others are concerned, is to do what he can to…

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Father Forgive Them

Do you suppose that Jesus’ prayer on the cross exonerated His murderers, and like the thief that they ended up in Paradise when they died? Do you suppose that without their knowledge that they possessed a golden “Get out of Hell Free” card because Christ had said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”? Perhaps those who Stephen and later Paul prayed for escaped from the consequences of their evil choices and deeds too? If…

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The Great Commission

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that…

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Obedience

Every American citizen does many things that the government of England requires; but he is not obeying the laws of England. He has no thought of such a thing. Every man of any moral worth does many things which God requires, but he may be doing so because his own judgment and the circumstances of his life indicate that it is best to so live. If so, he is not obeying God. To obey any authority is to do what…

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Notable Quotes

"We have an administration today that I am proud to say no longer defends the constitutionality of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). That's an enormous step forward." – John Kerry, Secretary of State ~ Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. (1 Corinthians 7:2) "It's time for our culture to wake up and smell the sex pheromones: monogamy is not natural for many, or probably even most, humans.…

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The Five Witnesses (5) – Moses the Accuser

“Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you—Moses, in whom you trust. For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote about me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?” (John 5: 45-47) The Lord had just mentioned that the scriptures were his witness (39-40). But this is a little different. Here he stated that Moses acted as the accuser of…

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Purified and Restored For God

The first section of this part of Isaiah’s prophecy is about the nation’s need for purification. Isaiah 1:21-23 paint the sad picture of a righteous nation becoming full of sin. The faithful city has become a prostitute. The nation full of justice and righteousness is full of murderers now. The Lord is praising the past but lamenting the present. The Lord contrasts what he intended against what he received. He intended faithfulness but received prostitution. He intended righteousness but received…

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The Five Witnesses (4) – The Scriptures

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. I do not receive honor from men. But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will…

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Gathering The Nations

10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious. 11 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea. 12 He will raise a signal for…

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